Cristiano Ronaldo once again heads the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

Cristiano Ronaldo once again heads the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

Cristiano Ronaldo He became the highest paid athlete in the world after signing for the Al-Nassr Saudi, and according Forbesthe estimated total income of the 39-year-old attacker is around 260 million dollarsan unprecedented figure for a footballer.

His earnings in the field amounted to 200 million dollarswhile outside of it they were 60 millionthanks to sponsorship agreements in which brands take advantage of their 629 million followers in instagram.

Jon Rahma two-time major winner, joined LIV Golf in December in a move that caused a stir in the sport after the press said the current world number five would earn at least 300 million dollars.


Apart from that guarantee, Rahm has won 218 million dollars and joins Ronaldo as the only two athletes to win more than 200 million.

The third on the list is Lionel Messiwinner of Golden Ball eight times, who made a lucrative transfer to Inter Miami of the Major League Soccer that has allowed him to win 135 million dollars.

The 36-year-old forward has won 65 million dollars in the field and 70 million outside of it thanks to agreements with large sponsors such as adidas and Manzana.

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The eaves of the Lakers of the Angels Lebron James appears fourth, with $128.2 million. The 39-year-old player, the first of the NBA to score 40,000 career points, he is nearing the end of his career.

The star of the NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo (111 million dollars), of the Milwaukee Bucks, completes the “top five”while the captain of the French soccer team Kylian Mbappe has dropped to sixth place (110 million dollars).

Mbappe announced that he would leave Paris Saint Germain after seven years in the French capital, where he became the top scorer in the club’s history, and is expected to join the real Madrid in the next season.

Neymarformer player of PSG and signed by him Al-Hilal of the Saudi professional league, occupies seventh position (108 million dollars), despite not having played most of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

The French striker Karim Benzemawho also moved to Saudi Arabiais eighth (106 million dollars) on the list, ahead of the Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (102 million dollars).

Lamar Jackson He is the only player in the NFL on the list, it appears in position 10 (100.5 million dollars), thanks to the signing bonus that was negotiated in his new contract with the Baltimore Ravens last year.

Source: Ambito

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